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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:11 AM

Poll: Trump's approval rating rebounds amid North Korea tensions

Source: MSN/The Hill

President Trump's approval rating has rebounded after a week of rising tensions with North Korea, according to a Rasmussen poll released Friday afternoon.

Trump's approval rating in the right-leaning poll now stands at 45 percent, a six-point jump from a 39 percent approval rating in the same poll last week. The new rating marks Trump's highest approval the poll has recorded since July 12.

Trump has spent the week escalating tensions with North Korea after the nation announced it was moving forward with developing plans to attack the island territory of Guam. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that U.S. forces in the region were "locked and loaded."

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely," Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/poll-trumps-approval-rating-rebounds-amid-north-korea-tensions/ar-AApTKuN?li=BBnb7Kz



Remember how Trump's poll numbers went up when he dropped that huge bomb in Afghanistan? His numbers would go through the roof if he started a nuclear war.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:20 AM

1. Polls (ratings) are all he cares about, so he will keep pushing to get his war on. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:23 AM

2. Which is why we can only stop him by pushing against any war he tries to start.

It's why it will always be just as futile to take a "we can do it BETTER" stance on any Rethug-initiated war, just as it was futile to do that on Iraq or on Reagan's Central America policies.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:27 AM

8. The slogan is "A better deal." Peace is definitely a better deal than war.

Dems will run on ending or avoiding war, not "doing war better."

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:24 AM

3. Trump asks why US can't use nukes: MSNBC

Trump has had "success" disregarding well-established norms, so why not a casual approach to the use of nuclear weapons? It just seems to cause his right wing zealots love him even more.

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/03/trump-asks-why-us-cant-use-nukes-msnbcs-joe-scarborough-reports.html

Donald Trump Trump reportedly asks why US can't use nukes: MSNBC
10:06 AM ET Wed, 3 Aug 2016 | 01:20
Donald Trump asked a foreign policy expert advising him why the U.S. can't use nuclear weapons, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on the air Wednesday, citing an unnamed source who claimed he had spoken with the GOP presidential nominee.

"Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" program.

Scarborough made the Trump comments 52 seconds into an interview with former Director of Central Intelligence and ex-National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden.

Scarborough then asked a hypothetical question to Hayden about how quickly nuclear weapons could be deployed if a president were to give approval.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:35 AM

4. And...

That's why he did it.

I do notice this is a Rassie Poll. I'll wait until whatever the Jaundiced Hippo was diverting us from to hit the wires before I get all colicky about it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 02:18 AM

5. It's fucking Rasmussen. File under "no shit."

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 02:25 AM

6. File under "TOTAL Shit"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:02 AM

7. Trump will get his war if he's not impeached first (or dies of natural causes)

Slimy sociopath knows that war guarantees presidential popularity, or at least a rise in it.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:27 AM

9. Yes, sadly

Only because sufficient 'Muricans are brain-dead enough to want to be saved from the scary world out there by the orange shitgibbon they think of as their all-knowing father.

Or something like that.





If America as a whole had any common sense, at this time--when he's clearly ginning up tensions to distract from Russiagate and his own incompetence, not because the U.S. faces any more legitimate threat than under President Obama--his ratings would be plummeting right now.

And one other thing: don't people see that as soon as the pukes get one of their stooges in the White House, the fear factor escalates and the war drums start? We've lived through enough puke admins to see the clear pattern by now...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:45 AM

10. Morons are so predictable.

We all knew Trump's saber rattling was for one purpose and one purpose only. He needed to get his moronic base "fired up" about something. It will always be his ace-in-the-hole, and should impeachment turn out to be an actual possibility, well...............

It's worked for every president who's ever used it, the "wag the dog" gambit. It will be short lived though, so either he's going to have to go "all in" with his plan to nuke North Korea, or he'll just forget the whole thing and move on to something else. That's always been his M.O. and I see no reason for changing up now.

We shall see.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:14 AM

11. Ginning Up His Base With Talk Of War Is.....

DEPLORABLE!!!!!!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:31 AM

15. Pavlov's dogs

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:38 AM

12. Starting a failed, illegal war worked for GWB.

Trump will be tempted to do the same.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 10:43 AM

13. This is from Rasmussen. Here is a link for more accurate poll numbers.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:45 PM

17. That disapproval was at 62% just a week or so ago....

He's desperate just like Bush and have NO problem throwing a War just for gain.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:24 AM

14. It's time to wag the dog...what other tricks are coming from tRUMP? I hope the investigation will

be over soon and tRUMP is just an ugly footnote that 22nd century historians ponder over...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:16 PM

16. Yawn. Do-nothing presidunce does nothing.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 07:17 PM

18. rASSmussen? nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:30 PM

19. Let's see what his poll numbers look like

Now that his Nazi thugs have killed one and hospitalized twenty.

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